Now that your child is in year 11 it is time to start thinking about their post 16 education
Springwood is a large and inclusive school Sixth Form with a reputation for academic excellence and superb pastoral care. This year, students achieved a 100% pass rate: 36% of them achieving A-A*, 66% A*-B and 91% A*-C. As impressive as these results are, at Springwood our focus is on life after Sixth Form. Strong results mean that our leavers are able to secure places at top rated universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge and Degree Apprenticeships at companies, including Kennedys and EDF. We are very proud of the fact that, this year, seventy-two of our students achieved a minimum of A, B, B and were recognised as County Scholars.
Results and destinations of this sort do not happen by accident. At Springwood, our motto is ‘Big Enough to Challenge; Small Enough to Care’ and this underpins everything we do. Our competitive and challenging academic ethos is balanced by the expert guidance of subject specialist teachers and a pastoral system which is focused on ensuring that each student benefits from personalised, one-to-one mentoring and advice. Support of this sort, coupled with clear channels of communication between home and school, ensures that students at Springwood have clear goals and understand what they must do in order to achieve them.
However, we recognise that 6th Form is about more than just academic success. We aim to ensure that our students leave Springwood as well rounded individuals who are prepared for the world of work and the next stage in their journey. The key to this is our structured work experience and enrichment programme: Duke of Edinburgh Gold, spoken Mandarin, Sports Leaders and construction are just some of the many enrichment opportunities open to students.
With this in mine we would like to invite you to accompany your child to one of our 'Introducing Springwood Sixth Form' presentations on one of the following dates:
Saturday 26th September 2020
Saturday 3rd October 2020
Saturday 17th October 2020
If you are interested in booking one of our safe and socially distanced presentations then please click the link below to book a place: